YORK, PA - With the 2018 season nearing end, the Fauci Racing team waste no time in anticipation of 2019. With the Indoor Dirt Nationals in Trenton, NJ and the Tulsa Shootout remaining, teams across the country switch into a different gear for the next four months. The end of each season brings a feeling common to each driver, team owner, and crew chief.
With some of racings biggest shows running at the tail end of the season, racers mix between selling current equipment, rebuilding for next season and focusing on the largest shows to end their season at the top. For some teams, this leaves the busiest time of the season from October to January.
The Fauci Racing team is no exception and is coming to the end of their busiest season to date, and closes the chapter with over a combined 60 races between 4 cars, 4 drivers and 2 states. With the number of races and pace our programs run, its important that our drivers and crew hold the same expectations.
For the 2019 season Mike Fauci Driver Development LLC has teamed up with Buddy Schweibinz. Schweibinz comes from a family run team similar to the path of all of Fauci Racing's drivers.
He began racing .125 Midgets at age 10, where he finished 4th in points his rookie year. The following year he would take home 2nd in overall points. In 2013, Buddy captured two class championships at Sandstone Speedway in Camden New Jersey.
In 2017 the young driver moved into racing 250cc Micro Sprints at Airport Speedway in New Castle County, Delaware. Schweibinz refused to finish outside of the top 10 all season long and would end up finishing 4th in overall points at the 1/8 mile dirt oval.
Buddy's rookie year in 270cc Micro Sprints would be this season. His first race, he took home a top 5 finish at the popular Poker Series race with no prior seat time in a 270cc at Bridgeport Speedway's 1/4 mile track.
Buddy brings a following of support from family, partnerships with sponsors and fans alike. The Fauci Racing team is excited to begin this new chapter with Buddy and lead him through his first season in a 600cc winged and wingless Micro Sprint.
Mike Fauci owner of Schweibinz's 35m shares the same ambition for 2019. "I am ready to see what Buddy can do in a 600. With his fast learning skills in a 270 and ambitious driving talent, I'm curious to see how fast he can pick up the speed both winged and wingless." Fauci states. It's no secret that Schweibinz will be up against 600's most competitive tracks and drivers. It is also no secret that PA builds some of the most competitive dirt track racers in the country. The investment put into this season will set a foundation that will be built using all that central Pennsylvania has to offer with tracks, fellow veteran competitors as well as top of the line equipment.
Schweibinz will be taking the full time seat of previous driver Andrew Layser, as he transitions into running Midgets full time in 2019. Don't count Layser out just yet though, as he will be stepping into the Fauci Racing 600's again on a "part-time" TBD schedule.
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